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JK Rowling's publishers feuding with amazon over e book prices

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 27, 2014

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JK Rowling’s New York publisher has started a row with online retailer Amazon over the price of e-book versions of her new detective novel.

Amazon have now removed pre-order buttons for a number of titles published by Hachette, including ‘The Silkworm’ which Rowling, who grew up in Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, has written under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

Numerous Hatchette authors have criticised Amazon in recent weeks, including James Patterson who posted on Facebook that books written by him, Malcolm Gladwell, Nicholas Sparks and others had been made more difficult.

Seattle-based Amazon is believed to have a share of more than 60 percent of e-book sales and a third of book sales overall.

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  • MBR65  |  May 27 2014, 10:18AM

    What a poorly written article. At no point anywhere does the "journalist" responsible for it inform us whether the publishers & authors are unhappy that the price is too high or too low - and surely that is the whole pint of the dispute & the reporting of it !!!!

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